Leadership Team
Steve Padilla, CEO
Steve began his career with Hunter in 1972 as an Estimator. With his hard work and dedication, he moved up in Hunter ranks to become the CEO of Hunter Contracting in 1996. Steve graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors in Engineering and Construction. He remains hands-on when it comes to mentoring employees. He truly enjoys seeing individuals grow within the organization and become successful, not just professionally here at Hunter, but personally as well. Steve was Chairman of the Board of AGC, a founding member of the ASU Alliance for Construction Excellence and serves on the Executive Committee of the Del E. Webb School of Construction Advisory Council. You can find Steve out playing a round of golf, gardening, or fishing with his family when he is not inspiring others to be the best they can be.
Sam Napolitano, CFO
Having served as CFO and Financial Consultant for several growth-oriented corporations, and tired of the hustle and bustle of New York City life and wanting to spend more time with his family, Sam moved to sunny Arizona. He started working at Hunter in 2006, during an explosive growth period. He has been instrumental in supporting Hunter’s management team as we have expanded into new markets and service areas. Sam graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelors in Accounting. Being a CPA by trade, he has built a resume that is heavy on strategic financial planning and operational cost-control modeling. Sam is a goal oriented individual, and when he sets a goal, he completes it successfully. This commitment has been substantial to Hunter’s long-term success. Sam, as an advocate for his community, helps out where he can; from coaching his children’s sports teams to sitting on the financial committee of the school.
Rob Padilla, President
In 1973, while attending Arizona State University, Rob began his career at Hunter. Working his way up through hands on field experience to his current position, afforded Rob the opportunity to learn, understand and appreciate what it takes to get the job done from construction to management. He attributes his success to the strong values and work ethic he learned from a supportive family, growing up in Miami, AZ. Those attributes along with his dedication for consistency, operational excellence and leadership development have contributed to the success of Hunter. Rob is committed to providing stability and future opportunities for Hunter employees, clients and owners while continuing to strengthen all of Hunter’s relationships by providing value and positive outcomes. An avid outdoors enthusiast Rob appreciates the joy he gets from golf to camping and spending time with his family.
Allen Andrews, Senior Vice President
With a Bachelors in Construction Engineering from Arizona State University, Allen began his career at Hunter in 1978 as an Estimator. Like the rest of the leadership team at Hunter, Allen moved up through the ranks from the field to operations management, then to his current position as Senior Vice President. Overseeing Safety, Training, and Human Resources, he has been instrumental in building the corporate philosophy, “safety is everyone's responsibility.” Originally wanting to be an architect, he found enjoyment in “taking the concept on paper and bringing it to reality” more appealing, with the actual building process. When Allen is not making sure, our employees, business partners, and project owners are safe, he is enjoying a round of golf, hiking or watching the Phoenix Suns play.
Chuck English, Vice President, Operations
Chuck joined Hunter in 1985 shortly after graduating from Arizona State University with a Bachelors in Civil Engineering. He has held project supervisory and management positions within the company, including opening and operating our Tucson division, before becoming Vice President. Chuck currently oversees the Operations group which includes statewide projects managed from our Gilbert and Tucson offices. Chuck built the Tucson Division into a regional player in the construction market - taking on significant work for ADOT and other highway projects throughout Southern Arizona. Chuck is a true believer in synergy; that everyone is part of the team, and strong collaboration is what makes successful projects. If Chuck is not in our Gilbert or Tucson offices, leading the team, or out visiting clients and project sites, he is enjoying a round of golf or traveling distant places to go scuba diving.
Bob Carlson, Vice President, Estimating
Bob leads the organization in pricing the work that Hunter performs. Bob started his career working for Granite Construction Co. estimating and building large projects in the US. Since joining Hunter in 1995, he has worked in several roles within the company but has always maintained a Bid it – Build it presence in estimating and operations. Bob has a passion for creating excellence and strives for perfection in what we do, “It is hard to choose when you love it all”. Bob earned a Bachelor degree from the ASU Del E. Webb School of Construction and serves as an industry advisor working with the university and students. Bob also serves on the Education Committee for the American Society of Professional Estimators and when not at work can be found mentoring the Mesa AZ First Robotics teams.
Jesse Berry, Director of Information Technology
Jesse is an entrepreneur-minded business and IT professional. He has been with Hunter since 2012. For the past 15 years, he has been supporting businesses, including Hunter, through the use of technology. While fundamentally a real “technology geek”, he has a passion for driving and supporting business objectives and goals, primarily through the use of technology. Jesse’s prior experience in business operations and Information Technology provides Jesse with a unique perspective on how technology can provide value as well as strategically support business operations. Jesse has lived in the East Valley since 1995, and graduated from ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business with a B.S. in Computer Information Systems. When not working, Jesse spends his free time cruising the Arizona highways on his motorcycles.

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